Elements Continuous Swirl Platter

Designer: Elizabeth Carey


  1. Begin with properly fired cone 04 bisque. Moisten a sponge and wipe bisque to remove any dust.
  2. Use the pencil to draw a wavy line towards the end of the platter. This will be the line between the screened section and the colored section.
  3. Squeeze out around 2 TBS of SC-15 Tuxedo onto the palette. Add a pinch of AC-310 Silkscreen Medium. Mix with a palette knife until it becomes the consistency of peanut butter. You may need to add more silkscreen medium or glaze.
  4. Place the DSS-0164 Continuous Swirls screen over the platter, shiny side down. While holding the screen firmly in the center, take the squeegee and scoop out around 1 TSP of premixed silkscreen medium.  Silkscreen up to the pencil line.   Firmly run the squeegee across the center of the plate spreading the medium. Repeat with more medium until the center is covered. Then repeat going up from the center to the outside of the platter.
  5. Using the Soft Fan with NT-BR Clear One Brushing, apply 2 coats to the silkscreen area. Do not apply clear glaze where the Elements glaze is applied.  Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  6. Using the Soft Fan with FN-009 Black, apply 2 coats to the small area that is not silkscreened on the front of the plate.  Allow glaze to dry between coats.
  7. Using the Script Liner with EL-127 Rose Granite, apply 2 coats over the smaller half of the platter glazed in Step #6. Apply a 3rd coat just to the center of the section.
  8. Apply three coats of FN-009 Black to the back of the plate.
  9. Fire to cone 06.



  • MB-131 Large Oval Platter


  • SC-15 Tuxedo
  • NT-BR Clear One Brushing
  • FN-009 Black
  • EL-127 Rose Granite

Decorating Accessories

  • AC-310 Silkscreen Medium
  • DSS-0164 Continuous Swirls
  • RB-144 #4 Soft Fan
  • RB-106 #6 Script Liner

Miscellaneous Accessories

  • Sponge
  • Water
  • Palette
  • Palette knife
  • Pencil
  • Squeegee